Family

How Family Helped This Olympian Overcome a Devastating Loss

This Olympian’s mom was her rock during a a trying time for her sport and career.

The Diving Sensation You Need to Know About Before the Olympics Begin

Thanks to a work ethic inherited from her mom, Amy Cozad is set to make a big splash at this year’s Olympic Games. 

How Gabby Douglas’ Mom Helped Her Make History

If not for her mom’s tough love, a superstar gymnast might have called it quits. 

You Need to Read This Bedtime Story to Your Daughter

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls takes readers through 100 illustrated stories of strong, creative, powerful women.

7 Gripping Mother/Daughter Books to Read In May

These picks touch on the intricate relationships between mothers and their daughters.

Pinterest Is Making It Easier for Moms to Get Parenting Ideas

The social media network has a new feature just for moms.

19 Powerful Books About Motherhood

Real Simple editors and readers weigh in on the books that have moved them most.

The Surprising Way a Movie Brought Me Closer to My Mom

Growing up in a family that prized toughness, Megan Abbott loved gangster movies, gum­shoes, and gun molls. But one enduring 
influence could always bring her to tears.

How to Apologize (And Seem Like You Mean It)

It's hard to say "I'm Sorry." And it’s especially hard to do it well. (Sorry to say, most of us are lousy at it.) Apologizing takes humility, courage, and good timing. Here’s how you—and your kids—can master a sincere mea culpa.

How to Talk to Kids About College Costs

According to financial expert Ron Lieber, the author of The Opposite of Spoiled, “you can’t just unload all the information 
at once—kids need time to digest and ask questions.” Here 
is Lieber’s wise advice on revealing the right details at the right time, in four separate conversations over as many years.

The Best Skincare Products for Babies

When it comes to caring for your baby’s skin, hair, and nails, the options can be overwhelming. Here, six standouts that are safe enough for baby, but work so well, you just might start using them, too.